The Narrative of Trajan’s Column

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Taken from his ‘Collection of Sand’, these essays are not great ideas in themselves but commentaries on great ideas and the physical remains they have left behind them: astonishing objects and human-made places which have encapsulated different senses of wonder and desire. The essays range from fire-temples to world-changing maps, from automata to ancient cities. And, not least, the great enigma that has sat at the heart of Rome for some 1,900 years: Trajan’s Column.

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‘When the last fire goes out, time too will be finished’

Italo Calvino was one of the most joyful and imaginative writers of the twentieth century. Here he muses on what the things we leave behind — whether waxworks or ancient graffiti, enigmatic maps or a crumbling Roman column – tell us about the greater truths of the world, space and time.

One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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Weight 0.071 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.6 cm
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Paperback

Pages

112

Language

English

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Dewey

854.914 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K

The Narrative of Trajan's Column

£5.99

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